The Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in the country is also participating in the 5th Brunei Book Fair and Empowering the Reading Culture Carnival 2018 as a way to promote similarities in religious culture between Brunei Darussalam and Oman. Various book collections on history, geography, culture, literature and the Sultanate of Oman's Heritage are being exhibited at the fair.
For the first time the fair is also participated by ASEAN Culture which is represented by book publishers from ASEAN+ 3 nations. The participation of ASEAN Culture in the Book Fair is followed the declaration of Bandar Seri Begawan as the ASEAN Cultural City as agreed by the 13th SOMCA Meeting which among other things aims to elevate culture through the education platform particularly in the context of organising the Brunei Book Fair and Empowering the Reading Culture Carnival.
Source: Radio Television Brunei